The Cudahy Development Review Board has given preliminary approval for construction of a 145-unit senior citizen housing project.
Final approval must be given by the Planning Commission, which will hold a public hearing next month before making a decision.
Members of the review board, including a City Council member, the city manager, the city engineer and the planning director, waived the city's density requirements to allow the development.
Normally, only 10 units are permitted per acre. This project, however, will be located on 2.9 acres.
The Rancho Cudahy project, 5110 through 5140 Elizabeth St., will be developed by Elizabeth Homes Ltd. of San Marino. The property, owned by Homes Ltd., now contains a number of dilapidated dwellings, according to city officials.